Saturday, August 30, 2008

Day 5

Today was opening game day for the big 10. I guess it needs to be said that our house is a big 10 house with Carrick obviously a Hawkeyes fan and our roomate a die-hard Ohio Stater. When I say die hard I mean he was freaking out this morning when he couldn't remember where he put his necklace made from buckeyes and contemplated which of his 30 Ohio caps would bring his team the most luck. But to my picture.... it's of the kick-butt potato skins I make for BBQ's and now college game days. I will say they are really good. I fill them to the brim with bacon, tomatoes, chives, and cheese. Add a little chili powder and you can't go wrong!

Day 4

Behold my new SEWING MACHINE! I've wanted one for a while to mess around with and possibly make some stuff and I finally treated myself to one! It's a pretty basic machine but it's pretty cool to me. It has more stitches than I could ever know what to do with and makes button holes so I was sold. So far I'm working on a dress and may post pictures depending on how it goes...

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day 3

So I'm feeling pretty lazy today and didn't manage to take a picture... so I'll share one I took a while ago. It's of Carrick being his crazy self. One day we were hanging out in the living room and he grabbed my blanket and wrapped it around his head like a lion's mane. So here you go.... Enjoy!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Day 2

Meet Gamble. Our roomate's dog, named after some Ohio State football player. He once was a crazy dog who bounced off the walls and always wanted to be where your feet were, but in the span that he was dog-sat while our roomate when home, he became a normal dog. He no longer chews up our stuff or poops in the house which is great! Gamble is a collie but right now it's hard to tell because our roomate shaved all his hair off because he was shedding like crazy! So here's another pic of his nakedness.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picture a Day

Hello Everyone!

So I know that I'm a terrible blogger and updates are few and far between, so I'm taking a new approach. Some of my friends have taken a picture a day and posted them and a little story about them each day, so I think I'll follow suit! And in my true style I'm late... so I'm starting with yesterday.

For some of you who haven't hear Carrick and I received orders! And from the picture you can guess that we're going to Okinawa, Japan. My yesterday consisted of doing research about Okinawa and ways to make our PCS (permanent change of station) easier. This website I found was great! It's a blog made by mostly women who have lived in Oki for a while and they share their experiences. The comments people leave are really helpful too.

So now I'm really pumped to move, unfortunately we have a long road ahead of us between getting medically checked, arranging our government movers, deciding what goes and stays, and soo much more!

And for those of you who are wondering we're set to be in Japan early January, which means we are taking leave for the whole month of December and going back to Iowa!

Well, that's all for now. Enjoy the pictures on the way!